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Cave of Eternal Stench 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mike Sheridan, Dave Montgomery
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 22, 2013

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Description 

This is a good route protected with gear & bolts that goes out of the cave and onto the slab above. The name is a bit of a mystery, although the cave does drip with water. Watch out for marmots ;)

Start up in the cave with some chimney stemming clipping a bolt. Some may find this difficult, but finding the right sequence makes it 5.7. Pull onto the slab and chase 4 more bolts that you can supplement with some gear. At the 5th bolt, the 5.7 variation, The Voodoo That You Do, goes to the right. Continue up and into a shallow crack (crux). Clip 2 more bolts and reach the 2 bolt anchor with chains.

Rappel the route. Consider knots if you are using a 70m rope.

Location 

This starts in the cave on the Labyrinth Wall and goes out onto the slab.

Protection 

7 bolts & small gear to #0.5 or #0.75. 2 ropes or be careful with a 70m (it's a stretcher).


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By Monty
From: Golden, CO
May 22, 2013

If wind is broken in the cave, the name will reveal itself....
By Alex A
Sep 9, 2013

The upper crack is 5.7/8 not 5.9 and not the crux, is the trad crux, need some small cams, the crux is the cave.
By DeJay
From: Englewood, CO
Sep 30, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

I felt that the trad crux was harder than the cave. Fun route.
By Jeremy C
From: Lakewood, CO
Oct 13, 2013